A case report of achalasia and large epiphrenic diverticulum treated by peroral endoscopic myotomy combined with diverticuloseptotomy

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14739/2310-1210.2023.3.276190

Keywords:

diverticulum, achalasia, POEM, esophagus

Abstract

The combination of esophageal achalasia with epiphrenic diverticulum is extremely rare and mostly treated surgically. Several cases of successful endoscopic treatment were presented in the literature, but treatment strategy has not yet been defined.

Aim. To present a case of the rare combination as achalasia and giant esophageal epiphrenic diverticulum successfully treated endoscopically.

Case report. We present to your attention a case report of a 75-year-old woman with complete dysphagia, significant weight loss, who was diagnosed with symptomatic epiphrenic diverticulum secondary to achalasia. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed signs of severe fibrosis in the submucosal layer of the diverticulum. She received peroral endoscopic myotomy combined with diverticuloseptotomy made from the same submucosal tunnel. The regression of symptoms from 10 to 2 points according to the Eckardt symptom score clinically showed the treatment success.

Conclusions. The presented endoscopic one-tunnel technique could be an effective miniinvasive option for large symptomatic epiphrenic diverticula associated with achalasia.

Author Biographies

O. M. Kiosov, Zaporizhzhia State Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Ukraine

MD, Assistant of the Department of Faculty surgery; Head of Multidisciplinary Surgical Department, University Clinic of Zaporizhzhia State Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Ukraine

V. S. Tkachov, Zaporizhzhia State Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Ukraine

MD, PhD student of the Department of Faculty Surgery; Endoscopist at Multidisciplinary Surgical Department, University Clinic of Zaporizhzhia State Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Ukraine

S. M. Hulevskyi, University Clinic of Zaporizhzhia State Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Ukraine

MD, Endoscopist at Multidisciplinary Surgical Department

M. V. Korobov, Zaporizhzhia State Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Ukraine

MD, intern at the Department of General Surgery and Postgraduate Surgery Education

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Published

2023-05-31

How to Cite

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Kiosov OM, Tkachov VS, Hulevskyi SM, Korobov MV. A case report of achalasia and large epiphrenic diverticulum treated by peroral endoscopic myotomy combined with diverticuloseptotomy. Zaporozhye Medical Journal [Internet]. 2023May31 [cited 2024Jun.22];25(3):270-3. Available from: http://zmj.zsmu.edu.ua/article/view/276190